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Night sweats

May 4, 2009

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV about four months ago and started Atripla two weeks later. It seems to have been working well. My original labs were (t-cells 280, VL 198,000) I took my next labs a little more than a month later and my labs were ( t-cells 586, VL 420) but now I have been getting really bad nights, which i have not had since i started Aripla does this mean the meds may be failing? thanks for any ideas you may have :)

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thank you for your post.

Night sweats are rarely normal, though the causes of night sweats are many- ranging from infection (minor or serious), cancer to hormonal problems. Your recurrent symptoms, don't necessarily mean that your treatment is failing, but since you have only recently started on ART and have had a quite nice increase in your CD4 count, this raises the possibility of an immune reconstitution reaction.

I'd bring your symptoms to your healthcare provider's attention. Hopefully, this will turn out to be the minor, rather than the serious.

Be well, BY

Oral Anti Fungals and HAART.
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